Thursday, September 2, 2010

standin' and cruisin'

Jonah stood up in his crib for the first time yesterday. He was fussy yesterday so I didn't go get my camera, but today, he allowed me to snap a couple. Yay, Jonah! Another first!
"Hi Mommy!" (He didn't really say that, because that would require that he actually say the word "Mommy," and well, he just doesn't do that.)

"You're clapping. I did something good. I'm so proud of myself. Gooooo Jonah!"

"Enough with the pictures. Get me out of here!!!" (Insert completely fake and dramatic throw-back-head scream here.)

"Seriously, Mommy. Are you going to pick me up or not? Don't you love me anymore?"

Jonah had a great morning and a horrible afternoon. He was fussy so I decided to get him out of the house, hoping that would help. Right as we started down the basement steps, he puked everywhere, including in my hair, on my shoes, all down his clothes that I had just changed, and ALL OVER the floor. Frustrating to say the least. So by the time we got out, he was even fussier, cried all through Target and screamed on the way home. He rarely ever cries in the car. I knew he wasn't feeling well. I put him down for a second nap today, but it only made him feel worse. Finally, after some Tylenol and some tube dinner, he seemed to feel better. We got a pretty good hour with him before bedtime. Matt called it Roid Rage. I called it Monster Baby. Whatever it was, it wasn't pretty.

He slept great last night, but had a restless and coughy time during nap today. Hoping for a good night tonight and that the fussiness is more from teething than his croup/cold. Poor thing. He's just not himself. (And seriously, I have reached my vomit clean-up quota for the week. I'm so tired of puke I can barely stand it. I feel like I smell like vomit all the time... and Jonah kinda does.)

One cool thing that has happened gradually this week. Jonah is cruising the furniture - as in walking (sort of) with support. As in moving his feet in effort to change location. We are on our way, folks!!! Pulling up and cruising is a dangerous stage for my EB Sweetie. Note his right cheek. That happened yesterday in the time it took me to change the laundry from the washer to the dryer. He didn't fall hard at all. But it doesn't matter how hard he falls. It just matters if he rubs something on the way down. It's so frustrating, and I know this will be one of many, many "learning to walk" injuries. I'm not looking forward to it. It's just not practical (or good for him) that I stay within arm's reach at all times. Oh well. A necessary evil, I guess.

I'm very excited for the three day weekend with my two boys. We have dinner/bowling plans with some friends Saturday night, but other than that, we'll just be around. I'm hoping to get Jonah out some if he's feeling better. Besides the Target fiasco today, we haven't gotten out much except for doctor visits. It's supposed to be cooler too, so hopefully we can spend some time outdoors. Happy Weekend!


Mandy's Memories said...

He is a cutie and I just love that fake whine! Sometimes, they are so dramatic. I mean, where do they get it? haha If you don't mind me asking, why does Jonah throw up so much? Is it just part of side effects? Enjoy your weekend with the boys! I am going to do the same thing with my boys.

Janel said...

the roids make you really hungry too - might have been the culprit for the fussiness... either way basically that story is the definition of a bad day (with the exception of the "walking"... that ROCKS!)

Jenny said...

AaaaaHHHHH!! What a clever boy! Loove the dramatic head toss and cry, my grandson does that, it's hilarious!!
Have a great long weekend!
Jen xo

Becky said...

yes its most definantly roid rage. My daughter gets croup all the time. Steroids are such a blessing but it makes for very grumpy kids! Hope he is feeling better!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

The drama in the last picture made me lol... too funny! Sorry to hear that he hasn't been feeling well, hopefully the puking will end soon.

Laura A said...

GO Cruiser Boy! That's awesome! It probably is 'roid rage - I know mine get uber-grouchy when we're on breathing treatments. Praying that he gets all better soon and back to his happy self!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Love from TX!

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

Hope you have a fantastic weekend. I too am just a little excited! We are having some beach family time! WOOHOO! And, when we get home I am all about FALL! I have always loved fall but I don't know that I have EVER looked as forward to it as I have this year! I can't wait for mums, pumpkins, leaves, and wonderful outdoor days!

My oldest son has horrible allergies which lead to "sinus infections" (which technically speaking they can't have according to the allergist...but the pediatrition calls his sinus cavity infected) and we at least once a year if not 2 or 3 have to have a huge helping of antibiotics and steroids. He doesn't do well on the "roids"....not at all. So, hopefully Jonah is almost done with the "roid" treatments. I bet you will see a different child.
Have a great weekend!

Lari said...

Way to go Jonah! BTW I love his shirt. We have one just like it. I grew up in Brasil and we're big soccer fans.

Gilda said...

Love the head thrown back cry so cute.How exciting Jonah is doing all the standing and funiture walk way to go! Sorry it has to come with all the bumps that's not so exciting especially for him. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mama10EE said...

He is so stinkin' adorable! I hope he gets to feeling better soon and you get to go outside for part of the "first weekend of fall".